How Can School Social Workers Promote the Goals of your SChool?
WASSW has created an informational guide to help educators understand the role, contributions and value of school social workers on the educational team. As the guide states:
"A School Social Worker is a masters level professional in the fields of social work and education who is trained to provide direct and indirect services in schools as part of the continuum of interventions within the MTSS framework. This includes mental health and academic counseling, implementation of social emotional learning, partnering with students to build skills, crisis prevention and intervention, promoting a positive and responsive school climate, and collaboration with other professionals, organizations, and community agencies. "
Please feel welcome to access, print and share WASSW's "School Social Work in Washington State: An Informational Guide for Educators" which is linked below.
Seattle School District School Social Work Team has created a position paper in response to Governor Inslee’s Emergency Proclamation in response to Children and Youth Mental Health Crisis, March 15, 2021. It is an excellent advocacy tool for the current context of school social work and moving forward.